Lehigh Welcomes Nine Recruits in Lacrosse Class of 2016

Elizabeth Johnson D Moorestown, N.J. Business
A three-year varsity standout at Moorestown High School, Johnson enjoyed a highly successful lacrosse and field hockey career. She helped lead her lacrosse squad to the Group III State Championship as both a junior and senior. Meanwhile, Moorestown was New Jersey State Tournament of Champions runner-up (2011) and winner (2012). A two-time Academic All-American and First Team Burlington County Scholastic League honoree, Johnson also earned Second Team All-South Jersey and First Team Liberty Division as a senior. In addition, Johnson played in the South Jersey Senior All-Star Game this past year. She began her career on Junior Varsity in 2009, helping Moorestown win both Group II and the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions. Johnson has other lacrosse experience with South Jersey Select Lacrosse Pink 12 (2006-11) and Moorestown Lacrosse Club (2004-08). She competed in the National Tournament (Schoolgirls Division) in 2010 and 2011 as part of New Jersey South First Team. Johnson was also a standout on the field hockey team as a three-year varsity member and senior captain when she helped lead Moorestown to the 2011 Central Jersey Group 3 Championship. A two-time Second Team Burlington County Scholastic League honoree and 2010 Honorable Mention All-South Jersey recipient, Johnson also played on Mystx Hockey Club and Model Hockey Club while taking part in the USFHA Futures Program.

The Coaching Staff on Johnson:"Elizabeth brings size and game-sense to our defensive end. She is a capable one-v-one defender who slides well in a defensive unit."

Victoria Kotowski M/A Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. Political Science
Kotowski enjoyed a decorated career at Cold Spring Harbor High School as a member of varsity beginning in the eighth grade. She capped off her career with First Team All-America honors senior year, posting a school-record 275 career points via 172 goals and 103 assists as the team's leading scorer since ninth grade. A senior captain, Kotowski was a three-year All-County honoree (2010, 2011, 2012) while also earning All-Conference laurels in 2009. She garnered New York Newsday Player of the Week honors in each of her four years and was MVP of the Long Island Challenge. Also in 2009, Kotowski was a member of the Under Armour All-American Underclass Team, one of only six freshmen nationwide on the squad. Kotowski had a standout field hockey career as well, starting on varsity since the ninth grade. She racked in numerous honors, including: All-Conference in 2009 and First Team All-County in 2010. Then in 2011, she became the first from her school to earn All-State honors and garnered First Team All-Long Island as the team's leading scorer. In the classroom, Kotowski was on the High Honor Roll all four years with a cumulative GPA of 3.80. Scholar-Athlete each year on varsity, she earned the Distinguished Athlete Award in 2012 and was a member of SADD, Varsity Leaders Club, French Club and the Senior Slideshow Committee (President). Kotowski is a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Hall of Fame for both lacrosse and field hockey.

The Coaching Staff on Kotowski:"Victoria is a powerful attacker and a steely competitor. She is also very strong on the draw."

Lauren Molina A Riva, Md. Biology
Stellar on the field and in the classroom at St. Mary's in Maryland, Molina was a four-year member of her high school lacrosse team. On varsity as a junior and senior, Molina served as team captain in 2012. She was selected as "High School Underclassman to Watch" by ESPN Rise, named an All-Impact Player in 2012 and garnered the Unsung Hero Award. Leading into her senior year, Molina was named St. Mary's key returning player by The Capital. Also stellar in the classroom, she was a US Lacrosse Academic All-American while receiving the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Junior Athletic Service Award for athletic excellence in lacrosse, academic achievement and leadership. Molina owned a stellar 4.05 GPA and graduated in the top 10 percent of the St. Mary's Class of 2012. A member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society, she was a Maryland Distinguished Scholar and Maryland Youth of the Year State Finalist while garnering Principal's Honor Roll recognition. Molina received the Neumann Scholarship for Academic Excellence and was a National Spanish Honor Society Silver Medalist in Academic Excellence. President of the Junior Civitan Club and winner of Outstanding Artist Award, Molina made her mark in the community as well; she garnered a Community Service Award for her 465 hours of service. In addition, she was the Class of 2012 Excellence in Science Award Winner. Molina was three-time captain for Integrity Club Lacrosse while leading the team in scoring for four straight years as well. Molina was a two-year varsity member and team captain for St. Mary's field hockey team. The Baltimore Sun Player to Watch in 2011, she was an IAAM All-Star, Second Team All-County honoree and winner of the Coaches Award for outstanding leadership.

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